Kuri

Kuri is a robot for the home, the first of an army that will conquer our halls

We have talked on many occasions about personal assistants. Cortana, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Viki, Bixby … It is only the first step of an evolution in which we do not pass from the embryonic stage. They assist us, but nothing more. We bring us buying or we close the paper from the kitchen.

And it is that this seems like science fiction (today no longer as much as a few years ago) is something increasingly closer. A concept in which artificial intelligence increasingly offers more surprising results (awesome video) and the brands and companies have fixed their goals here not too long. One is Bosch, who in his bid for the Internet of Things want to go home with Kuri. Continue reading “Kuri is a robot for the home, the first of an army that will conquer our halls”

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The training you need if you spend more than eight hours sitting

“Train to your daily life” seems to be a good mantra: prepare your body so it can cope with the tasks you have to perform every day and to counter what we also do evil every day. Therein lies much of the functional training : learning movement patterns that we can reflect or have transferred to our daily lives.

Although our body is designed to move, more and we spend more time sitting : at home, in public transport, at work … When we have the opportunity to move (for example, to go up to the office) opted for The easy exit that usually are the elevators or the escalators.

What kind of training can we do to counter these bad decisions, to be more functional and to prevent possible injuries? That you will always have these movements, which will benefit you in your daily life. Continue reading “The training you need if you spend more than eight hours sitting”

Weird and wonderful catering trends

The holiday season provided us with some wonderful evidence of new trends emerging in catering for big events. Here, we look at three of the most intriguing and innovative ideas that emerged to excite revellers recently.

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Ben Spalding is one of Britain’s most exciting young chefs, and he has really been making waves in the national press over the last couple of years, whether that’s from refusing to cook chips or taking up a role as executive chef at the Aqua Shard at a tender age. His new brand PuzzleProjects covers anything F&B industry-related, and it is no surprise that such an innovative chef created two of our emerging trends.

Freaky Fudge

The first of Spalding’s innovations is a range of savoury fudges that were devised for an H+J event in London. This involved such delightful tastes as chorizo fudge, a foie gras fudge, and even a Szechuan fudge with peppers. To accompany the fudge, Ben delighted diners with insect-infused praline chocolates. Added to this were dramatic touches that really set off a successful event, such as levitating canapés and some fabulously inventive cocktails.

Who was dreaming of a Black Christmas?

A range of chefs were involved in the Black Christmas Feast put on by the rum brand The Kraken in December. By sourcing ingredients that all feature black as a component, the feast delivered on its theme. This involved a rare roast beef served with black potatoes and beef dripping gravy. This was followed by a rich black Christmas pudding infused with Kraken rum.

All of this was served up in black tableware which can be sourced from catering supplies such as https://www.247cateringsupplies.co.uk/ if you want to emulate this successful event.

Chicken on a brick

The second innovation from Ben Spalding was introduced at The Future is… event last November. The menu included such wonderful ideas as a full roast dinner in a pot, adding unusual ingredients to the traditional roast such as pomegranate jewels and a deep-fried Yorkshire pudding with bacon, finished with a roast beef gravy jelly, and all served up together in a pot rather than on a plate.

The chicken on a brick is a wonderful creation using a butter-poached chicken breast with dark caramel, along with a chicken liver and brandy parfait topped off with a blackberry gel to create a truly astounding taste sensation.

Buying vs. Renting Catering Equipment: Which is Right for You?

If you require professional catering equipment for your small or large business, it is worth taking the time to establish which is better for you: renting or buying the equipment. By addressing the following points, you can determine your best options.

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As a caterer, time is of the essence and having the right equipment is essential for good time management, as well as achieving the required food and safety standards. Preparing fresh and delicious meals takes time, so having the right equipment will aid you in cooking faster and better.

By considering these points, you can come to your own conclusion over whether renting or buying equipment is a better choice for your catering needs.

Whether you’re a baker, a small café business or a large-scale catering firm, you will be faced with the same issues of determining what equipment is essential, what will help you manage your time more effectively, and what your budget can stretch to. All catering businesses will require a commercial fridge and a specialist company such as https://www.fridgefreezerdirect.co.uk/ can provide a wide variety of choice, including other essential catering equipment.

Renting Equipment: Advantages

You can try out different equipment for your needs. Renting gives you access to equipment you may not be able to afford otherwise. Renting only when you require the equipment will help with cash flow.

Renting Equipment: Disadvantages

It works out more expensive over time than buying outright. Picking up and returning equipment can be time consuming and stressful. If a vendor lets you down with supply, it can negatively affect your business and reputation.

Buying Equipment: Advantages

Buying is the cheapest option in the long run. It is more convenient as you have everything to hand when you need it. Owning the equipment helps boost your business profile. You are in control and not reliant on others to provide your equipment. Buying in bulk can help with negotiating on price, and don’t forget the tax savings when buying catering equipment.

Buying Equipment: Disadvantages

Outright funding to purchase all necessary catering equipment can be huge.

Due to costs, most caters have an element of both buying and renting equipment for their business needs. If you buy, you can always rent out your equipment to other caterers when you’re not using it.

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Keys to achieve better portraits by taking advantage of natural light

It is very common to consider that to get good photographs is necessary to have a great team, and although it is true that this helps, in general it is not necessary to have many means to obtain good results. This is the case for example of the portraits, a field in which modest means and knowing use of natural light is more than enough.

In fact natural light provides more natural results and even helps our relationship with the portrayed more fluid. Especially in the case that we want to portray someone who is not a professional model and who will surely feel much less intimidated than if he is surrounded by a flash gun. As if that were not enough, natural light is much cheaper and prevents us from having to deal with, or load, with complicated gadgets artificial lighting.

So let’s leave aside the idea of the portrait photographer in a studio with a team of flashes, umbrellas and light boxes and venture to use natural light taking advantage of all their possibilities, which are many. Therefore, in the following article we will tell you how to take advantage of natural light to make good portraits. Continue reading “Keys to achieve better portraits by taking advantage of natural light”

Origami lamps

Origami lamps that fall in love as much as sunny days in winter

Perhaps some of you may know no signature Anaquiños Paper (Small pieces of paper, in Galician). It is a brand created by Beatriz coruñesa, architect, and Cristina, a lawyer, two loving sisters and interior design one day about four years ago; they decided to apply origami elements in creating decorative.

With the design philosophy of responsible and sustainable manner, using materials and respectful environment papers, accessories and decorative details released now “Northern Lights” his first collection of paper lanterns inspired by the natural light of Galicia. Continue reading “Origami lamps that fall in love as much as sunny days in winter”

Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run, it is not the Mario of always, is one without brakes and with new challenges not easy

There are still mushrooms, bricks and coins, but the essence of the mythical game was still in a smaller jar and has finally passed the smartphones in an evolved version of that primal Nintendo Super Mario. The Japanese finally led to its mythical character to the mobile and exhausted after trying to making running hours, we finally have the analysis of Super Mario Run.

Thus, we have to leave aside the buttons of our console to handle the famous plumber on a touch screen and with some new scenarios and dynamics. Looking halfway between nostalgia and novelty stimulus, Nintendo brings a game that really counts several with characters who recognize instantly if we went that in his day and rode worlds looking at a princess.

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The game we have currently available in the App Store iOS and Android will arrive in 2017. We will see that the game is free, but this allows us to play three screens, twenty seconds of the fourth and become familiar with the game, so if we go further we have to pay 9.99 dollars. Continue reading “Super Mario Run, it is not the Mario of always, is one without brakes and with new challenges not easy”

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Accelerometers and engineering: The key to much safer ski or snowboard jumps

Triumphing in sport is undoubtedly a matter of training and dexterity, and these are also necessary to avoid fateful injuries. But technology can also help in this regard, namely accelerometers in conjunction with engineering to achieve greater safety in ski jumping and snowboard.

The idea of the team of Nicola Petrona and other members of the University of Padova (Italy), who could implement his studio on the slopes of San Vito (Italy), after failing to carry out in the United States. It is a matter of achieving, through the redesign of the ski ramps, that the jumps have the same impact regardless of the distance traveled. Continue reading “Accelerometers and engineering: The key to much safer ski or snowboard jumps”

There IS a Solution to Gynecomastia

Aging is not always kind to the human body. It begins to take a toll on memory, add wrinkles, pounds of fat in unexpected areas and can put the internal hormone levels upside down. Even a slight change of hormone levels can alter mood, sensitivity to taste, sound and even foods that were once enjoyed can be newly loathed. Women and men are both subject to this drop in hormone levels, but it can cause a side effect in men that is seen as slightly embarrassing. Continue reading “There IS a Solution to Gynecomastia”